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speakers and shutting down the debate. >> nancy pelosi, harry reid and the rest of the people in congress and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? >> in fact, several democratic members of congress now have canceled their town hall meetings, we learned, at least one, represent brad miller of north carolina, is saying, he has gotten a death threat. that's what he is saying. now, if you were with us here tuesday, when we first started following the story, you heard a charge by a congressman, congressman lloyd doggett who joined me here. on video, you see him being chased from this forum on to a parking lot. he told us this isn't some ground swell of grass roots rage. he says it is being coordinated and scripted. >> i think the script is des sem nated through the republican party and websites that they are going through and through some of the private organizations that are helping orchestrate all this. >> now, i should say that there does seem to be some evidence that the congressman may be right at least in some part. i, and my staff,
harry reid, has stepped up his attack on the protestors. senator reed calls them evil mongerss. he says the evil mongers are spreading lies, inknew went doe, and rumor. this is not the first time that reed has criticized protestors in those town halls. he's accused him of what is the loud and tlud voices to interrupt the meeting. kruk grassly weighing in. he says that the senate has dropped the controversial end of life provisions from the legislation. critics said that they have led to so called death panels and ut asia. and the first by partisan group to assure that the legislation does result and defend a bill open to interpretation but i can't. people are so angry with the way congress is handling the health care legislation with lawmakers and representatives website and the congressional website slow and responsive. another indication of the outrage over the health care initiatives is the rising number of americans who are outright challenging our political eye leet for the first time. americans refusing to accept what the white house or the democratic party are saying about health
." and some not-so-nice things said about harry reid as well. they're marrying people being upset about jobs and harry reid together and trying to put together this cohesive message. right now, they just syrianed a song called "the u.s.s. of a.," poking fun. >> overall, pretty peaceful? >> totally peaceful, all of the events. this is the sixth one so far of the tour, totally peaceful. spirited, there's a bit of an edge with some folk, definitely a lot of anger about what people perceive happening with the administration. but totally peaceful so far. >> jim, thanks so much. he's our man on the road. the other man on the road is ali velshi, heading for evansville, indiana, on the cnn express. until last week, the city was known as the refrigerator capital of the world. but now whirlpool, we get word, is packing up and moving out. ali joins us on the phone now from tennessee on his way to evansville. not good news that you're going to come across there? >> reporter: not at all. we're making a long stretch, from atlanta to evansville, indiana. i misspoke a little earlier when i talked to you. he
though you're an independent now? would you support that or would you tell leader harry reid, no way, no how? >> i think it's a real mistake to try to jam through the total health insurance reform, health care reform plan that the public is either opposed to or are of very, very passionate mixed minds about. it's just not good for the system and frankly it won't be good for the obama presidency. i think we've -- because he has other fights to fight. he has climate change next domestically and financial regulatory reform, he has the war in afghanistan. people on the finance committee which i think remains our great hope now, these six people, three democrats and three republicans working together, that is the hope to get things done. they said to me that they agree on three-quarters of what needs to be done. let's do the three-quarters. and save the other quarter for a day when the economy is growing and maybe we have something to turn down the deficit. >> we're about out of time. i'm going to close on a lighter note. in the latest issue of "playboy" magazine, alec baldwin is quoted a
hecklers who have protested against the president's health care plans. senate majority leader harry reid called those protestors shrill. robert gibbs suggested the protests are not spontaneous. let's listen to gibbs first. >> i also have no doubt that there are groups that are -- have spread out people across the country to go to these things and to specifically generate videos that can be posted on internet sites so that people can watch what's happening in america. >> the american people want health care reform and we're going to do health care reform. in spite of the loud, shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings and just throw a monkey wrench into everything. we're going to continue to be positive and work hard. >> the senator reid's comments clearly directed at protestors like these exercising their rights to protest. here's how one lawmaker reacted to such a demonstration in long island, new york. >> no one is talking about the government taking over health -- >> oh, no, no! >> another congressman under fire for supporting the president's health care plan, congressman l
. but we are not going to stand with -- anymore. the families can -- >> nancy pelosi, harry reid and the rest of the people in congress in the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? >> nobody's talking about setting up -- putting 47 million people in a public plan. we don't know if that's going to be part of the plan. what we're talking about -- what we're talking about is giving penl who don't have health insurance options. >> this is a direct assault on our personal liberties, our personal freedom, our personal privacy. you need to open it up to the free markets. you need to government the hell out of our lives. >> okay. so what is all of the fuss about? does anything really get accomplished? can you get your point across when you're disrupting a meeting like this? does it make sense? is it real? is it fake? tomorrow night we'll go in depth on the health care town hall meetings. you want to stay tuned right here on cnn. tomorrow night we'll report on that. >>> tragedy over the hudson river. bodies are still missing after a deadly
and the words of senate majority leader harry reid among the possibilities the plans under consideration by senator reid according to "the wall street journal," split the legislation in two. that would be divide and conquer, a strategy that would allow democrats to go it alone according to some of their leaders on the most expensive parts of the bill and then perhaps work with republicans on parts where there is more agreement. congressional sources tell us this is just one of many possibilities now being considered by the democratic leadership and the white house. >>> in a move that some fear to be outright retaliation for opposing the president's health care proposals, a congressional committee led by congressman henry waxman sent a letter to dozens of the country's private health insurance companies demand demanding financial information on their employees. the letters reportedly not sent to other industry groups some of which support the president's plan. a copy of the waxman letter obtained by "lou dobbs tonight" shows that congress wants to know the salary, the bonus, stock option,
that? or would you tell harry reid, no way, no how. >> i think it's a mistake to try to jam through the health care reform plan that the public is either opposed to or are very, very passionate mixed minds about. it's not good for the system. frankly, it won't be good for the obama presidency. he's got other fights to fight. he's got climate change next domestically, he's got the war in afghanistan. people on the finance committee, which i think remains our great hope now, these six people, three democrats, three republicans working together, that's the hope to get things done. they've said to me that they agree on about three-quarters of what needs to be done. let's do the three quarters and save the other quarter for a day when the economy is growing and maybe we've done something to turn down the deficit. >> we're about out of time so i'm going to close on a lighter note. question to senator lieberman. in the latest issue of play boy magazine, alec baldwin is quoted as saying: maybe i'll move to connecticut. >> when you started with the playboy piece, i'm glad you ended with alec
families, to our seniors, to the well, of our community. it nancy pelosi, harry reid and the rest of the people in congress, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? >> nobody's talking about setting up putting 47 million people in a public plan. we know that's going to be part of the bill. what we're talking about is giving people who don't have health insurance options. >> it's 00 direct assault on our personal leberities, our personal freedom, our personal privacy. you need to open it up to the free market. you need to get the government the hell out of our way. >> and a reporter became the story at a town hall meeting in missouri. take a look at this. >> i don't know why i can't sit here. >> because i'm telling you to leave. game's over. let's go. one more time i'm going to tell you you're leaving or you're going to jail with me this evening. which one would you like? >> that was st. louis reporter jake wagman, he was arrested thursday night while covering protests at a town hall congres townhall meeting at a local school. wagman says he
're not going to stand here. [ shouting ] >> harry reid and the rest of the people in congress and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? >> but nobody's talking about setting up -- putting 47 million people in a public plan. we don't know that's going to be part of the bill. what we are talking about -- what we are talking about is giving people who don't have health insurance options. >> a direct assault on our personal liberties, our prernl freedom, our personal privacy. you need to open it up to the free markets. you need to get the government the hell out of our way. >> meanwhile, the health care industry is spending tens of billions of dollars to influence the reform debate and the battle is about to get even more fierce. our national political correspondent jessica yellin has that part of the story. >> reporter: here are some staggering numbers. $39 million. that's the amount of money the insurance industry has spent on lobbying since march. $133 million, the amount spent by the rest in the fight for health care reform. >> the frenet
're an independent now? would you support that or tell leader harry reid no way no how? >> i think it's a real mistake to try to jam through the total health insurance reform, health care reform plan that the public is either opposed to or a very very passionate mixed minds. it's not good for the system, won't be good for the obama presidency. i think we -- he's got other fights to fight. climate change next domestically, financial regulatory reform, the war in afghanistan. people on the finance committee, which i think remains our great hope now, these six people, three democrats, three republicans working together. that's the hope to get things done. they've said to me that they agree on about 3/4 of what needs to be done, let's do the 3/4 and save the other quarter for and maybe we've done something to turn down the deficit. >> i'm going to close on a lighter note question to senator liberman. "playboy"magazine, alec baldwin is quoted as saying maybe i'll move to connecticut. >> well, first let me say, when you started with the "playboy" reference, i'm glad you ended with alec baldwin and n
approach. >> tell harry reid, no way, no how? >> i think it's a real mistake to try to jam through the total health insurance reform, health care reform plan that the public is either opposed to or very, very passionate mixed minds about. it's not good for the system, frankly won't be good for the presidency. >> lieberman caucuses with democrats who are going to need his vote to win the filibuster proof supermajority. >>> breaking news in jackson world tonight. long last, the autopsy results are in. >> we are getting breaking news now. a possible cause of michael jackson's death. >> the coroner's office here in los angeles has determined that at the time of his death, i'm reading to you from the search warrant, at the time of his death, toxicology analysis showed that michael jackson had lethal levels of propofol in his blood. >> the associated press is reporting tonight that the los angeles county coroner has ruled his death a homicide. this could lead to criminal charges. >> at 1:30 a.m., murray gives jackson valium. it doesn't work. at 2:00 a.m., murray gives jackson another dru
're an independent now? you would support that or tell harry reid, no way, no how? >> i think it's a real mistake to try to jam through the total health insurance reform, health care reform plan that public is either opposed to or very, very passionate mix minds about. it's just not good for the system and frankly it won't be good for the obama presidency. i think we've -- because he has other fights to fight. he has climate change next domestically and financial regulatory reform, he has the war in afghanistan. people on the finance committee which i think remains our great hope now, at least these six people, three democrats and three republicans working together that, is to hope to get things done. they said to me that they agree on three quarters of what needs to be done. let's do the three quarters. and save the other quarter for a day when the economy is growing and maybe we have something to turn down the deficit. >> we're about out of time. i'm going to close on a lighter note. in the latest issue of "playboy" magazine, alec baldwin is quoted as saying maybe i'll move to connecticut. i wo
some very critical words for these protesters tuesday. in fact, at one point, harry reid even held up a piece of astroturf today to point out that in his opinion these are not grassroots organizers and that they are in his words phony. he said, quote, we're not going to be sidetracked by people trying to sabotage a civil process. and senator dick dur win, the number-two democrat in the senate, said for the first time in his career there have been all these phone calls to his chicago office, in his words, begging for there to be town hall meetings. he said, quote, they're interested in youtube. they want to get the image across america that somehow congressmen and senators can't defend health care reform, and he went on to say i'm not going to allow myself to get sucker punched here. so, what senators are going to try to hammer home here over the next month when they're in their home states, wolf, is that health care reform is important for all americans, not just for those who are uninsured, but they also want to convince americans who have insurance that this is good for them, that i
. however, a spokesman for the senate's top democrat, harry reid, issued a warning, suzanne. he said that democrats' patience is not unlimited and democrats will ultimately do whatever it takes to pass health care. i'll read a statement from senate majority leader harry reid's spokesman. he said, "the white house still prefers a bipartisan bill." >> reporter: now, suzanne, that is just about one of the clearest statements yet on the record about what we've been hearing privately from democrats, especially in the past 24 hours. they are already quietly figuring out how to jump legislative hurdles to push through health care without republicans. why? because privately democrat leaders doubt the bipartisan talks will be successful. >> dana bash, thank you very much. ed henry, we'll leave it there. we'll join jack cafferty in new york with "the cafferty file." jack, what are you following? good to see you. >> suzanne. nice to see you. six months since the obama administration pushed through that massive $787 billion economic stimulus package, so where are the jobs? house republican whip
their final respects to ted kennedy. his funeral is today. the majority leader harry reid is leading that delegation of about 40 senators at the funeral today. we're going to bring that to you live when it happens. our lady of perpetual help, where the funeral will take place. not just the senators there, jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush as well as british prime minister and the irish prime minister. >> this is happening around 10:30, when the actual funeral will take place. there was a memorial service last night. of course, we saw during the day his body was lying in repose at the kennedy library in boston. about 45,000 people we're told actually filed past to pay their respects, then another 25,000 were there at that memorial service last night. our dan lothian -- no. tom foreman will take a look now at what we saw yesterday in that memorial service. ♪ god bless america >> reporter: at a presidential library at the edge on the ocean, the people came in waves. ted kennedy was bigger than life for many. to family and friends alike, he preached the gospel of the little
majority leader, harry reid. >> mr. president, i would ask you if we begin the vote now and we will make sure the two or three minutes we are starting early. >> without objection. >> the yeas and nays been ordered? >> they have not been ordered. >> we send a request. >> the clerk will call the role. >> mr. akaka? >>> we're expected to keep a close watch on this as the vote is to take place. it is believed it will be a unanimous decision among the democrats and a handful of republicans voting for the confirmation of sonia sotomayor. the first hispanic supreme court justice to take to the bench. that will take place momentarily. i am going to hand it over to rick sanchez. >>> more health care town halls turning into tea parties with a constant theme. >> you need to open it up to the free markets. >> isn't that who runs health care now. >> this lawyer has made millions buying up health care facilities. is rick scott as accused by the left orchestrating these so-called angry anti-government mobs. we'll ask him. >>> guess who showed up in court where the john edwards case is being heard? his
connell and also from harry reid, the top democrat on the senate. >> a long ten weeks ago president obama made history when he nominated the nation's first hispanic to be a justs to the united states supreme court. only the third women. this week the senate will make history when we confirm her. judge sonia sotomayor is an american of tremendous qualifications with her academic record and cuveer experience are really second to none. >> judge sotomayor is certainly a fine person with an impressive story and a distinguished background, but a judge must be able to check his or her personal or political agenda at the courtroom door and do justice even handedly as the judicial oath requires. this is the most fundamental test, it's a test that judge sotomayor does not pass. >> so, expect republicans to keep questioning throughout this debate whether sonia sotomayor can remain neutral, as you heard mitch mcconnell say there by his office, their count right now is that 27 republicans have said that they are not going to vote for sonia sotomayor and i also spoke with a leadership aide who thinks they'r
senator patrick leahy. as well as our senate majority leader, harry reid for their outstanding work, for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer both who are justice sotomayor's home state senators. i want to thank all the members of congress who've taken the time to join us here at the white house event. and i want to acknowledge all the advocates and groups who organized and mobilized and supported these efforts from the very beginning. your work was absolutely critical to our success and i appreciate all that you've done. so, pat yourselves on the back. congratulations. two members of congress that i just especially want to acknowled acknowledge, senator bob menendez who worked so hard on the senate side. and congresswoman vazquez who is our congressional senate caucus. and i think we all want to take a moment to recognize the woman who in so many ways truly made this day possible, justice sotomayor's mother. mrs. sotomayor is here with her husband, omar, and justice sotomayor's brother, juan, and other members of
house and senate majority leader, harry reid, blatzing americans w blasts americans who are exercising their constitutional rights to protest against the president's health care plans. we will have a special report against the democratic party's health agenda and find out, what is astro-turf? president obama has become the country's talk in his first six months of office. some say the president is overexposed but not on his birthday, surely. we will examine that. join us for all of that and more. back to you. >>> he has been a diplomatic trouble shooter getting americans out of trouble in far off places. now, new mexico governor bill richardson looks at bill clinton's mission in north korea and what it means for both sides. plus, president obama cast as the joker on conservative reb sites. elsewhere, no joking matter. sfx: coin drop, can shaking hear that? that's the sound of people saving. saving money, saving time, and saving for the future. regions makes it simple - starting with lifegreen checking and savings - featuring free convenient e-services, up to a $250 annual savings accou
challenge, yeah. >> the budget. >> yes. yes, sir? >> the spokesman for senator harry reid said that while they intend to -- their hope is that it will be a bipartisan health care reform efforts, they will get health care reform accomplished "by any legislative means necessary," and i'm wondering if you could walk us through -- obviously, people in the white house have been talking to each other, strategizing about different ways that this can be done. first of all, could you comment on today's "wall street journal" story about the discussions about possibly splitting up the bill, but also, what are the thoughts? obviously, we all know that your intention is that it be a bipartisan bill, but beyond that, what are you planning for? >> well, and i said this this morning, i read the story in the "journal." i've tried to get guidance from people. i have not been able to, largely because many people i get that from are on vacation. we'll try to get you better guidance on that in terms of splitting up bills. >> the numbers. that be good. >> the story also had in there that the president is going
: in the senate majority leader harry reid's spokesman jim manly says -- one factor slowing the process, nominees with background problems, like former senator tom daschle. his cabinet appointment was derailed by tax troubles. meantime, notes the conservative heritage foundation, the president has appointed numerous policy czars. >> t.a.r.p. czar and the great lakes czar, they have all the different czars, the car czar. and numerous other czars, who are making very important, critical decisions in the government, but they don't have to go through senate confirmations. >> reporter: and the prospect of a policy czar overriding them, says one analyst, may well discourage good candidates for some of the executive cabinet positions. the record shows the obama white house is no farther behind on appointments than recent administrations. historians say it just reflects the massive scope of the u.s. government. louise schiavone for cnn, washington. >>> and first this hour -- washington is on a wild spending binge to fight the recession. that means with a little surprise, record-breaking deficits this yea
by friday, the money now available runs dry. senate majority leader, harry reid, warned colleagues if they don't vote by friday, he may keep them in session until they do. that would mean they would miss at least part of their august vacation. ask your questions. joining us live, transportation secretary, ray lahood and chief business correspondent, ali velshi. mr. secretary, let's start with you. as you can imagine, we have a lot of questions for you today. this was a very popular program as soon as it began. doug johnson said, cash for clunkers is nice for people with old cars. how does this not just cost the rest of us billions to buy the new cars? >> well, look at. the program was truly designed to get gas-guzzling cars off the road and to get feel into more fuel efficient automobiles and to be a life line for the automobile industry. both of those goals have been accomplished. the lion's shares of the cars being bought, the average miles are 25 miles a gallon and the older one thars bei older ones that are being traded in are ones that get much better mileage. those goals have
to the media here at the top of the hour in philadelphia. harry reid will be here as well as former indianapolis colts head coach tony dungy. also, dominik mcnabb, the philadelphia quarterback says he supports michael vick being a part of this team. >> i think for a guy who has, i mean, spoken the truth in front of the nation and has served his time and for a guy who is just looking for an opportunity to come and get his feet back on the ground. i think he deserves it. i look forward to him joining us the next couple days. for all who, you know, are dog lovers and i have dogs myself, i've looked past it and i think everybody else should, as well. >> well, certainly, donovan mcnabb is somebody who is a starting quarterback and remain the starting quarterback here and michael vick comes in as potential backup in case mcnabb is injured but don't be surprised to see him on the field in a number of oways. the question is how fast can he be, get ready into football shape. i want to show you one thing from one of the newspaper headlines this morning. this is one of this morning's headlines
, by the majority leader, harry reid. speaker nancy pelosi will lead a sizable house delegation, we are told. former senator howard baker and his wife, nancy, both republicans who served in the senate with ted kennedy, will be here for the funeral. birch bayh, who pulled senator kennedy from a plane crash that senator kennedy believed he would have died in without that assistance more than four decades alge, birch bayh will be here as well. prime minister gordon brown of the united kingdom, prime minister of ireland, and all four living former four presidents of the united states have committed to attend the funeral on saturday. >> at the catholic church, at the mass service, right, john? >> reporter: that's right. at the catholic church. it's called the mission church, the basilica of our lady. the mission hill neighborhood. they call it the mission church. senator kennedy handpicked that church of the many catholic churches here in his beloved state of massachusetts because he would go there almost daily to pray when his daughter was battling cancer years ago. he'll say his final farewell before h
democrats talk about a go it alone approach, harry reid says he still prefers a bipartisan deal, but added, patience is not unlimited. >>> and there's the hanging question -- is the white house willing to pass reform without a public option? what would that look like? "american morning" jim acosta is in boston where people may already know the answer to that question. and they're imminently familiar -- >> that's right. >> with universal health care. morning, jim. >> that's correct, john. you're right. earlier this week, as you know, the white house took a lot of heat from democrats when it seemed to back away from the public option in the plans for health care reform. what does reform look like without a public option? according to health care experts, it looks a lot like romney care. >> reporter: if washington wants to reform health care with bipartisan support, consider what former republican presidential candidate mitt romney did as governor in democratic massachusetts. >> you don't have to have a public option. you don't have to have government get in the insurance business to make it
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